Kaprizov scores twice in Wild's win
The Minnesota Wild beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Tuesday.
The first period was scoreless, and early in the second period, the Wild took the lead when Mason Shaw struck first assisted by Joel Eriksson Ek.
The Wild increased the lead to 2-0 three minutes into the period when Kirill Kaprizov opened the scoring, assisted by Matt Boldy and Joel Eriksson Ek.
Late, the Wild made it 3-0 with a goal from Kirill Kaprizov.
Nick Suzuki narrowed the gap to 3-1 late into the third period, assisted by Kirby Dach and Chris Wideman.
Matt Boldy increased the lead to 4-1 three minutes later, assisted by Connor Dewar and Jared Spurgeon.
The Wild were called for five penalties, while the Canadiens received eight penalties.
Minnesota improves to 5–4–1, while Montreal drops to 5–5–0.
This means Minnesota are in third place and that Montreal are in sixth place.
Next up, the Wild face Seattle at 8 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center, while the Canadiens face Winnipeg on the road at 8 p.m. at Bell MTS Place. Both games are set for on Thursday.